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Room 237 (2012)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 26 October 2012 (UK)
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An exploration of various interpretations of Stanley Kubrick's horror film, The Shining (1980).

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Rodney Ascher
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Complete credited cast:
Bill Blakemore Bill Blakemore ... Self
Geoffrey Cocks Geoffrey Cocks ... Self
Juli Kearns Juli Kearns ... Self
John Fell Ryan John Fell Ryan ... Self
Jay Weidner Jay Weidner ... Self
Stephen Brophy Stephen Brophy ... Cast
Ash Brophy Ash Brophy ... Csst
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Buffy Visick Buffy Visick ... Cast
Sam Walton Sam Walton ... Cast (as Samuel Walton)
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A subjective documentary that explores the numerous theories about the hidden meanings within Stanley Kubrick's film The Shining (1980). The film may be over 30 years old but it continues to inspire debate, speculation, and mystery. Five very different points of view are illuminated through voice over, film clips, animation and dramatic reenactments. Together they'll draw the audience into a new maze, one with endless detours and dead ends, many ways in, but no way out. Written by Anonymous

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Some movies stay with you forever...and ever...and ever.

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The film posits 9 different theories about the meaning of Stanley Kubrick's classic horror The Shining (1980). See more »

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Bill Blakemore mistakenly attributes a literary quotation. "History is a nightmare from which I'm trying to awake" is from James Joyce's Ulysses, not from anything by T. S. Eliot. See more »

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It's all about the POV
30 December 2013 | by purrlgurrlSee all my reviews

This film is essentially people who are obsessed with Stanley Kubrick's The Shining spinning out their theories about what the film means. It reveals little about Kubrick's vision or intent and everything about their specific and sometimes downright crazy views about the world as expressed through their interpretations of Kubrick's movie. Room 237 demonstrates the deep impact a film can have when something about it resonates with the particular psychology or beliefs of members of its audience. The real brilliance of The Shining is that it created an almost palpable atmosphere of dread while remaining enigmatic and opaque. It's a Rorschach test to be freely interpreted by its audience.


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English

Release Date:

26 October 2012 (UK) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$29,693, 31 March 2013

Gross USA:

$296,359

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$367,406
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